Contemplating large numbers

Try thinking about this the next time you hear someone say "$1 trillion."

Seconds

Minutes

Hours

Days

Years

                     1,000

                     16.67

                  0.28

              0.012

  0.000032

               1,000,000

               16,667

              278

              11.57

  0.032488

        1,000,000,000

        16,666,667

        277,778

        11,574

               32

  1,000,000,000,000

  16,666,666,667

  277,777,778

  11,574,074

         32,489

Amendment XIII of the US Constitution Repealed

Yesterday, the United States government agreed in principle to provide almost $8 trillion on behalf of American taxpayers. The complete story is available on Bloomberg and various other sources. The amount is more than one-half of the value of everything produced in United States last year alone.

The question of who is going to pay is settled. The citizens of the US are. This agreement is tantamount to repealing the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which reads in part, “Neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime…shall exist within the United States.”

If you think this is extreme consider this question, can I opt out of contributing without being put in prison? The answer of course is, no!

As a reminder the $8 trillion mentioned above does not include the unfunded liability for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Our lives and our fortunes have been pledged to the government. We, in the United States, are all slaves.